Pain In My Heart
Otis Redding Lyrics


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Pain in my heart
Is treating me cold
Where can my baby be?
Lord no one knows

Pain in my heart
Just won't let me sleep
Where can my baby be?


Lord where can she be?

And now the days
Has began to get tough
Said I want you to come back, come back
Come back baby
I had enough, oh

A little pain in my heart
Just won't let me be
Wake up restless nights
Lord, and I can't even sleep

Hmm, yeah
Stop this little pain in my heart

And now the days
Has began to get rough
Said I want you to love me, love me, love me baby
Till I get enough, oh

Pain in my heart
Little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart

Someone stop this pain
Someone stop this pain, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Otis Redding's "Pain In My Heart" convey the anguish and yearning of someone who has lost their loved one. The first two lines establish the pain that is consuming the protagonist, and the following two express the desperation and feeling of uncertainty for their lost love. The line "where can my baby be?" repeats in each verse, highlighting the protagonist's obsession with finding their lover, and the line "Lord no one knows" adds a touch of hopelessness to the lyrics as if the protagonist feels helpless in their search.


The second stanza has a more feverish urgency to it. The line "just won't let me sleep" expresses an inability to rest and suggests that the protagonist's mind is overtaken by thoughts of their lover. The repetition of the line "Where can she be?" emphasizes the frustration and longing that the protagonist feels. The line "I had enough," reveals the exhaustion and finality of the protagonist's search for their lost love. The final chorus is a plea to end the pain that has engulfed the protagonist and highlights the powerlessness that they feel as they plead for help in ending their suffering.


Line by Line Meaning

Pain in my heart
I feel a deep emotional discomfort


Is treating me cold
It's making me feel lonely and isolated


Where can my baby be?
I am missing my loved one and wondering where they are


Lord no one knows
I feel helpless and hopeless because I don't know where my loved one is


Just won't let me sleep
It's keeping me awake at night


Where can my baby be?
I am still missing my loved one


Lord where can she be?
I am feeling even more desperate and sad


And now the days
As time goes on


Has began to get tough
It's getting harder to deal with the pain


Said I want you to come back, come back
I am begging my loved one to return


Come back baby
I miss you so much


I had enough, oh
I can't take this pain anymore


A little pain in my heart
The emotional discomfort I feel


Just won't let me be
It's consuming me


Wake up restless nights
I can't even sleep peacefully


Lord, and I can't even sleep
It's affecting my ability to rest


Stop this little pain in my heart
I desperately want to be free from this emotional suffering


Has began to get rough
Things are getting more challenging


Said I want you to love me, love me, love me baby
I want my loved one to show me affection and comfort me


Till I get enough, oh
I need their love and care until I feel better


Little pain in my heart
The emotional discomfort is small but persistent


Someone stop this pain
I am desperate for relief from the emotional discomfort


Someone stop this pain, oh
I feel overwhelmed and desperate for help




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Pain in my heart
she's treating me cold
where can my baby be
Lord no one knows.

Pain in my heart just won't let me sleep
where can my baby be
Lord where can she be

Another day, as again it is though
I want you to come back, come back, come back, baby, 'till I get enough
A little pain in my heart just won't let me be
wake up at restless nights
Lord and I can't even sleep

Stop this little pain in my heart

Another day as again it's rough
I want you to love me, love me, love me, baby, 'till I get enough
Pain in my heart, a little pain in my heart
someone stop this pain



Enrique Aldanondo

" El dolor de mi corazón "

Dolor en mi corazón
Me está enfermando
Donde puede estar mi amor
Señor, nadie lo sabe.

Dolor en mi corazón
Simplemente no me deja dormir
Donde puede estar mi amor
Señor donde puede estar.

Otro día, como será de nuevo
Quiero que vuelvas,
Vuelve, vuelve, amor
Hasta que yo tenga suficiente.
 
Un poco de dolor en mi corazón
Solo no me deja ser
Despertar en las noches inquietas
Señor y yo ni siquiera puedo dormir.

Para este pequeño dolor en mi corazón.

Otro día nuevo es lo que espero
Quiero que me ames,
Me ame, me ame, amor
Hasta que yo tenga suficiente.

Dolor en mi corazón,
Un poco de dolor en mi corazón
Para este pequeño dolor en mi corazón
Para este pequeño dolor en mi corazón
Que alguien detenga este dolor
Que alguien detenga este dolor.



Crys Stevens

Here I am alone in this empty room
And let my mind just fly you to the end
Thoughts of you still linger in my memory
Wondering why my life is not that fair

I could still recall, those memories of you
The joy and all your laughter
The love that we've been through
Oh I can't believe, you're gone...

I don't want to remember
The things we used to do
All the things that remind me of you
I don't want to hear those songs
Those songs we used to sing
'Cause I don't wanna feel the pain in my heart

Talkin' to my self, for reasons I can't find
Findin' out why everything went wrong
Tears fallin' down on my cheeks
That I've been tryin' to hold
I just dunno if I could still go on

I wanted you to stay
The tears began to show
You said you care for me
But then you have to go
And now I know, you're gone

I don't want to remember
The things we used to do
All the things that remind me of you
I don't want to hear those songs
Those songs we used to sing
'Cause I don't wanna feel the pain in my heart

I just can't believe, you're gone...

I don't want to remember
The things we used to do
All the things that remind me of you
I don't want to hear those songs
Those songs we used to sing
'Cause I don't wanna feel the pain in my heart

And I don't want to remember
The things we used to do
All the things that remind me of you
I don't want to hear those songs
Those songs we used to sing
'Cause I don't wanna feel the pain in my heart

Ohhh...
'Cause I don't wanna feel
Yeah, I don't wanna feel the pain in my heart
Ohh... ohh...



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Pain in my heart
Is treating me cold
Where can my baby be?
Lord no one knows
Pain in my heart
Just won't let me sleep
Where can my baby be?
Lord where can she be?
And now the days
Has began to get tough
Said I want you to come back, come back
Come back baby
I had enough, oh
A little pain in my heart
Just won't let me be
Wake up restless nights
Lord, and I can't even sleep
Hmm, yeah
Stop this little pain in my heart
And now the days
Has began to get rough
Said I want you to love me, love me, love me baby
Till I get enough, oh
Pain in my heart
Little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Someone stop this pain
Someone stop this pain, oh



M3Dx_

Dedicated to Otis Redding lovers ❤️❤️
RIP Legend
Lyrics :
Pain in my heart
She's treating me cold
Where can my baby be?
Lord, no one knows
Pain in my heart just won't let me sleep
Where can my baby be?
Lord, where can she be?
Another day has began to get tough
Said I want you to come back, come back
Come back, baby, 'til I had enough, oh

[Verse 2]
A little pain in my heart just won't let me be
Wake up at restless nights
Lord, and I can't even sleep

[Bridge]
Mhm, yeah
Stop this little pain in my heart

[Refrain]
Another day has began to get rough
Said I want you to love me, love me
Love me, baby, 'til I get enough, oh
Outro]
Pain in my heart
A little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Someone stop this pain
Someone stop this pain, oh

December 2020 Corona time 😔💔



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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Pain in my heart, she's treating me cold
Where can my baby be? Lord, no one knows
Pain in my heart just won't let me sleep
Where can my baby be? Lord, where can she be?

[Refrain]
Another day has began to get tough
Said I want you to come back, come back, come back, baby
Till I had enough, oh

[Verse 2]
A little pain in my heart just won't let me be
I wake up at restless nights, Lord, and I can't even sleep
Mmm hmm, yeah

[Refrain]
Another day has began to get rough
Said I want you to love me, love me, love me, baby
Until I get enough, oh

[Outro]
Pain in my heart
A little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Someone stop this pain
Someone stop this pain, oh



All comments from YouTube:

Julie I'Anson

How beautiful is this man's voice. Still listening 2022

Charmaine Golding

Amazing amazing

yvonne van Oostrum

listened to this the first time I was 12 years old,now today Im 62 years still touches my soul

Mark Frances

Hello how are you doing?

Dylan

I hope your still listening 🙌

Kingston D.

My first time is hearing it earlier today. Sure hope you're still with us and I brought u back to ya childhood memory🖤

Michael Smith

Great song Great singer!! His lyrics still touch my soul to date, you look much younger than your age!! How are you?

Tanya Barrett

I'm 13 and I absolutely love just sitting down and listening to the real soul music... This is the life, RIP, he'll never be forgotten! 🙂🙂

#NoEditSaidIt

Also give a listen to "Ruler of my Heart" by Irma Thomas...sounds like the woman's version of this song

SunflowerChild82

Good for you, kid! Listen to Try a Little Tenderness and These Arms of Mine. 🎶

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